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School of Medicine in the News

UNR Med Wins Grant in Research to Prevent Premature Deliveries

• KKOH 780 AM

15 million preterm births occur each year worldwide. In Nevada, one in 10 babies is premature. A research team at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine under the direction of Dr Iain Buxton, foundation professor of pharmacology, is working to develop new approaches to prevent preterm labor.






Dr. Schwenk on Nevada NewsMakers

• Nevada NewsMakers

Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of UNR Med discusses his upcoming State of the School Address, medical education and health care hot topics with Sam Shad, host of Nevada NewsMakers


Health Watch: Keeping Community Doctors

• KTVN Channel 2 News

Based on how long it seems to take to get in to see certain doctors, you've likely noticed there's a health care workforce shortage, here in northern Nevada. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is teaming up with Renown all in an effort to keep more young doctors in town.


Alzheimer's in Nevada: Help is out there, but underused

• KRNV Channel 4 News

"Nevada is emerging as one of the leading states in terms of addressing the needs of people living with dementia in communities," Dr. Peter Reed, Director of the Sanford Center for Aging on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. "There is a vast network of care and support services around the country and even here in our community but one of the challenges is that people are not aware of those services," said Dr. Reed.




UNR Med Announces Free Clinics in September/October

• KRNV Channel 4 News

Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this September and October 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.


Health, Wealth and Wisdom

• Reno News & Review

See pages 13-15 for UNR Med's Dr. Packham and Dr. Yang, who discuss how race and wealth affect health at the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation and throughout Washoe County.


State ranks 47th nationwide for active physicians

• Reno Gazette Journal

Nevada’s population continues to balloon, but since 2005 its physician-to-patient ratio has remained “pretty darn flat” despite efforts to attract more doctors to the state.



'Aggressive' Screening Fails to Prevent Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

• MedPage Today

"Even with intensive evaluation that exceeds that provided to most adolescent athletes, including both electrocardiography and echocardiography, six athletes subsequently died from undetected high-risk cardiac conditions," commented Thomas Schwenk, MD, of the University of Nevada in Reno. "Implementing intense screening programs for cardiac risk in elite athletes can prevent some deaths, but it is not perfect."







The first class of UNR Med's Physician Assistant Studies Program hits the books

• KRXI Fox 11 News

The first class of UNR Med's Physician Assistant Studies Program is getting ready to hit the books for 2018 and in the first class, a brother and sister duo, Amanda and Ryan Wong. The two say they were inspired to become northern Nevada PA's after overcoming obstacles as children.


PA program at UNR Med matriculates siblings

• KRNV Channel 4 News

The inaugural class at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine PA Studies Program is starting classes. In two years the first class will graduate and be ready to start treating patients. The first class includes a brother-sister duo, as well.


Local non-profit hosts free trip to Lake Tahoe for home-bound elders

• KRNV Channel 4 News

Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts, the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program, and homebound elders living in Washoe County took a recreational bus trip to provide seniors, who haven’t had an opportunity to leave Reno for years, a chance to explore nearby Lake Tahoe.